In an unusual twist of fate on Thursday, Great Bend played its first high school baseball games at the new City of Great Bend Sports Complex as the visiting team against non-conference opponent Hoisington.
Great Bend High School's scheduled baseball and softball doubleheaders for today at Hoisington have been moved to the City of Great Bend Sports Complex, starting at 5 p.m. The twinbills initially were slated to start at 4, but grounds crews have been working on the fields since mid-morning and officials determined they needed another hour to have the fields in playing condition.
WICHITA- Virtually anything that could go wrong did offensively for Great Bend as the Panthers dropped a 5-0 decision in the opening round of the state softball championships against Blue Valley West Thursday.
Due to heavy rains today's 2-1A state baseball championships have been postponed to a noon start. "We will immediately play the next game after," said Christina Hayes of the Great Bend Rec Commission. "Depending on how long the games take, we might or might not be on schedule." "The games will be possible in Great Bend, other locations might not be so lucky," said Jeremy Holliday, KSHSAA official.
Bryce Hofmeister, a sophomore at Dodge City Community College, will move on to the next level of his collegiate football career as the former Panther will become a Tiger this fall at Ft. Hays State University.
You can measure success for a high school and youth sports coach in a lot of different ways; number of state champions, number of athletes continuing their career in college with a scholarship and, most of all, having a positive impact on an adolescent's development. Cliff Burt exemplifies all of those categories and then some. A track coach in Great Bend for the past 35 years, 20 at the high school level, coach Burt has left his mark on the shot and discuss rings that will never be matched.
May 26, 2015|
CHRIS BURT, Special to the Tribune